11 years ago (I was 23) I saved almost $10,000 to get breast implants but I went travelling instead.
I spent just under 6 months travelling part of south east Asia and then India.
It was the best decision I ever made in my life...
Rewind even further...
There was a time in my life I was insecure.
I spent the early years of high school being badly bullied. I would get called “fat” but most of all “bog” or “big fat greasy wog”. I was in year 7 at the time and have vivid memories of catching the school bus experiencing extreme torment.
Fast forward years later I was in my early 20’s. Jumping in and out of bad relationships and on an endless chase to fill the empty holes.
I remember desperately wanting breast implants. Spending summer after summer convinced that they were going to be the answer to help me feel better. There was even a time in my life I ordered random pills off the internet that claimed to “increase” your bust size. 🙄 Yup totes been there 🙋♀️
I eventually enquired about surgery and made an appointment. At this time I started saving and I spent months working hard and saved almost $10,000.
During that time friends were discussing their travel plans
I remember looking at my savings and making a decision to travel over the surgery. I can’t remember what was going through my head at the time but it was the best decision I could have made. It changed me in many ways and started me on a venture of self growth.
Fast forward now...
I’m 34, 2 kids later and in the throws of a postpartum journey. It brings up a lot mixed emotions especially with raising 2 girls.
Although I have my days where I struggle with self love, majority of the time I really couldn’t give two hoots what I look like and it’s up to me to set the pace for the little ladies in my life. But it took a long journey and time to get to that place in my life now.
I no longer have the desire to go through with breast augmentation but it doesn’t mean I don’t still ponder about it. I respect everyone’s choices and definitely appreciate a great rack. 😆
So I guess now I’m curious to know, if breast implants have had a positive impact on the way you feel about yourself?
Life update: Can only be typed during the day as I tell the girls “I’m hanging the washing outside” truth is, it’s raining so no washing, just me getting my few minutes of ME time because lord knows I need it. Super proud of myself told hubby I was going to my room as a self prescribed time out last week.. you know at the times where you feel so angry that you’re about to unleash on the kids but you know that the guilt you’ll feel afterwards will eat you up so you just hold it in and walk away. Elaina some how missed the toilet bowl and peed all over the bathroom floor right after I cleaned it (yep my luck).. then Anissa vomited all over her sheets (that I had washed that day).. I felt it, the rage building up in me, I was going to yell and it wasn’t going to be pretty. Time out it was and honestly the few minutes you get to yourself to just regather your thoughts and emotions and remind yourself that they’re CHILDREN really does impact your thought process! I came out of the room acknowledged my husband who was two seconds away from vomiting over Anissa and Elaina who stood in the corner quietly awaiting her lecture *go to the toilet as soon as you feel you need to go, play can wait*.. HOWEVER god is good, like honestly not even a few days later, Anissa managed to unlock the safety gate and sit on the stairs to play with some runny chicken poop😐 (chickens need a post entirely for them).. so when parents say “you must have your hands full” yes I do, they’re full of pee, vomit and chicken poop.. but it’s the heart, my heart that’s about to explode ❤️❤️❤️
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So in the last couple of weeks Indi has started telling us when she is doing a poo or wee...toilet training was not even on my radar to start any time soon (not that I have a clue what to even do). I've gotten her a @summerinfant mini toilet to familiarize herself with for now, and plan on toilet training in the new year which by then she will be 17 months and I will put her in pull-ups.
I have heard different methods in how to "toilet train". Apparently there is toilet training and toilet learning?!
Does anyone have any tips or tricks when it comes time to get your littles to use a potty/toilet?
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A month ago she wouldn’t step foot into a pool. She screamed, tried to claw her way off us to get out and wouldn’t put her face in 😳
TODAY however, she splashed around, jumped straight in and sat down, blew bubbles into the water, let me walk around with her in the water AND jumped off the edge of the pool to me in the water 🤗
A massive milestone for our ‘fear of water’ babe... I cried. Behind my sunnies. And then pretended Willow splashed me so no one knew 🤭
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Спокойной ночи🌛, наши родные. Венюшик прошлую ночь плохо спал, проснулся в 4 утра. Сегодня вместо 21.00 уснул 23.30, я лежала рядом всем свои видом показывала что я сплю, Веню это конечно же не устраивало. Он говорит "К" "Г" "Р" , свои звуки, а в ответ тишина🤔😉Значит надо маму за волосы дёргать, за нос, глаза, пока она не откроет глаза и не закончит притворяться😆 и наконец-то начнёт отвечать на звуки, тоесть поддерживать беседу😙. Веня вот таким образом не спит, потом тянет руку и рука застыла, глаза закрыты, Веня уснул😉. 1,5 часа все это происходило, чтобы Веня за три секунды уснул🤔. Я конечно батарейка, но это иногда выше моих сил, тем более прошлая ночь. Надеюсь сегодня пройдёт без ночных просыпаний. До завтра❤️❤️❤️Спасибо что вы рядом❤️🌹🙏 . .
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Lucy ~ Rosie ~ Charlie
My beautiful babies all around the same age (well i am only guessing because let's be honest it is all a bit of a blur 😂) Our beautiful Charlie was my hardest baby, which i totally believe was because I was so anxious and had no idea what I was doing. He was such a strong willed little toddler and is now growing into such a wonderful young man. He has the most incredible memory, is a bit of a stickler for the rules (well more that everyone else should be following them 😜) mad on sport (soccer, cricket and footy) he also has the kindest heart and makes us so proud everyday.
Our little princess Rosie, she was the most INCREDIBLE baby! She never cried, slept like a log and was so happy and content all the time. She has the funniest little personality, the cheekiest smile and loves dogs more than anything. She has never really played with dolls but she has about 30 stuffed dogs that must come with us everywhere. She is so sweet, cries in all the sad parts of movies and i think will be a bit of a ball buster when she gets older!
And finally our little Lucy! She took a little longer to get here and she was so worth the wait. So far as a baby she is a little mixture of both Charlie and Rosie but for the most part she is pretty cruisy. She sleeps pretty well and has a smile that makes both tyh and well up 😭! She has completed our little family and we can't wait to see her little personality shine through.
We are so lucky 💙💖💖 .
You know that feeling of overwhelm where your stomach knots up, tension climbs up your neck, you get a lump or pain in your throat, your mind starts fogging up and you literally just don’t know how much more you can take?
I’ve been getting that the last few weeks. It’s not abnormal though. I’ve suffered all kinds of big, overwhelming feelings through depression when I was a teenager or stress at work due to my high-strung personality.
These days it’s motherhood. You are forced to develop a patience that can take anything that a screaming baby and curious toddler can throw at it.
And they can throw a lot, let me tell you.
My 6 month old is starting to show her strong willed nature in the last few weeks and, oh my, has it been a struggle. The constant angry crying... 😳
Some days it is a serious struggle to make myself function through the constant onslaught.
I know that this is just a season.
I know it won’t last.
One day I will look back at the time my kids were babies and I’ll wish I was here again. Maybe.
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If you want to win mummy of the year award, go buy yourself a gingerbread house kit, lollies and let your toddler go to town with the decorating (and eating) 👏🏻 I’ve never seen Harper so happy #christmasmagic#gingerbreadhouse#ourharperrose
I may have gone a bit “extra” by adding he braces, but can you ever have too much cuteness?
Henry is rocking his nursery Christmas party today. Pretty sure he’ll be the one stuffing his face at the snack table then dancing like a crazy. He’s just like his mama 😉.
Anyone else sending their kids off to a Christmas party today?
Got leftovers? Wrap them up in puffed pastry, whack them in the oven and tadaaaa! Because everything tastes and looks better in puffed pastry 😁 Bonus points if you use Christmas cookie cutters to occupy the 6 year old. 😜
Yesterday this amazing strong willed lady graduated from primary school! This wee lady Didn’t quite get the best started to The “ideal childhood”that we are lucky to have. Chelsea is a fight not a victim! Chelsea has the biggest heart 💓 free Spirit. I’m so proud of her on how far she has come, smash huge goals, seeing this huge smile on her face, when she got C in her report. Chelsea is a huge inspiration to me, I’m the one Who is privilege to have you as my niece. Love you 😘 #myniece#family#graduationpictures#graduation#soproud#fighter#mumlife#mummyblogger#love#shemakesusproud
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Hi, My name is Mama! (Of a newborn)👽👼🏻 Here are my superpowers. * I can function on a few hours of continuously disrupted sleep for weeks in row. * By function, I meant I can do most of the house chores using a single hand, carrying a tiny lil 7 pounder. The list includes but ain’t limited to mundane tasks like doing laundry, making beds, picking random scraps, morsels and tidbits off the floor, meal and school preps for the older sibling etc * I can survive those wakeful hours of multitasking just by nibbling at random food, eaten at odd timings like breakfast for lunch, dinner past midnight or sugar-laden ones at about any given hour. * Yet, I am a sole source of food for a tiny little human 💜 * I get fuelled by two jumbo sized mugs of tea which ironically belong more to the microwave oven than my body 🤨 * I wipe little butts like a ninja and can go from one poopy diaper to another within a fraction of second * I own a pair of conspicuous eyes and a few more hiding around my head which multitask like a radar, a superpower that helps me extend a reflexive magic arm in case of an emergency when somebody’s tripping over or to find that lost glove or sock. * I have instincts.
By virtue of which I always KNOW.
I just know! 👀👀 I may or may not have..... * Brushed my hair in 3 days which could make my hair bun here A GENUINE MESSY one unlike the versions you find on YouTube 👵🏼
* Been in the same pyjamas for same set of days
* Showered last when I don’t remember.
* Have milk stains smeared all over my top
* Post-natal acnes, stretch marks, muffin top and that glorious pouch accounting to 10kgs extra I weigh
* Met you at the school bus drop-off tugging along elder one, all huffy n’ puffy, face unwashed, clothes crumpled up and mismatched, the same genuine “messy” hair bun
*Confused a few by calling them some other names, thanks to a fuzzy mommy brain
* Been a lil self-conscious *Have been carrying a baby here who’s crying non-stop
The years may definitely be short, but these days are long. So next time you meet me, don’t forget to offer me a mug of coffee, a brownie to go with it and a generous helping hand! 💕💖💓
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All I need ... Just, all I need 🙏🏽 .... and maybe some good food, and exercise, definitely need that too 😂😍❤️ cant believe there’s going to be 4 of us in 17 1/2 weeks (not that I’m counting) ... .
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